I was given the opportunity to speak at a symposium organized by the International Relations Department Student Organization at my host university two weeks ago. Though very excited for the chance to talk about women's status, I was more than a little intimidated at the prospect of doing so in Turkish. I wrote an original … Continue reading Ortadoğu Kadınlardaki Statüsü: Gözlemler ve Engeller
This piece was originally published on the Kenyon Observer blog, describing the importance of comprehensive sexual assault education and bystander intervention. Trigger Warning: The following includes descriptions and links to content that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. For four consecutive years I’ve attended the training session necessary to host parties on this … Continue reading Lessons From Steubenville
This piece was originally published under the title "Hope and Change From Election Night's Results" http://kenyonobserver.com/2012/11/07/hope-and-change-from-election-nights-results/ on the Kenyon Observer blog on November 7, 2012 in reaction to elections in the United States the previous day. In his acceptance speech last night, President Barack Obama said, “we know in our hearts that for the United States … Continue reading Forward?
This piece was originally published on the Kenyon Observer blog on October 15, 2012. In the wake of the ongoing Supreme Court hearing regarding Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and a lively debate about attacking oppression within those marginalized communities advocating repeal of these laws, Macklemore's message of inclusion remains as timely … Continue reading Politics, Love, Religion, and Hip Hop
Beautiful new video out by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, feat. Mary Lambert. Same Love is a cry for GLBTQQ equality, and calls to task those who use religious justifications for bigotry. (More on that re: policy making from my friend Jared, here.) The song also calls out the hip hop community for it's stagnation and … Continue reading Hip Hop Love